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U.S. Northern Command is leading the Defense Department's disaster response and relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on the U.S. territory Sept. 20. DoD continues to synchronize efforts with the Puerto Rico National Guard and FEMA. Troops and equipment already were assisting authorities in the region, which has seen two other powerful hurricanes, Irma and Jose, in recent weeks.

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Congressional Leaders Tour Puerto Rico, DoD and HHS Increase Support
Oct. 8, 2017 | 0:40
A congressional delegation met with leaders in Puerto Rico to discuss continued aid for the hurricane-ravaged island. The Defense Department and the Department of Health and Human Services increased medical and infrastructure support.

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